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New Cooperstand Products 3 Replies

The New Ecco-G Recycled…Continue

Started by Daniel Cooper. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Sep 16, 2012.

Acoustic Remedy (Acoustic Solutions) Clima-Stand

I just posted a review of the Acoustic Remedy Clima Stand over on the Guitar Collectors group. I won't re-post it here but you might wanna read it.Thanks,mContinue

Started by Michael S. Jackson Sep 2, 2012.

Humidifers 13 Replies

I had been using the Blue Oasis Guitar Humidifier but after it started leaking I sent it back and got a replacement. Then just several days ago that one leaked. I have just purchased the planet waves…Continue

Started by Steve Cartwright. Last reply by Harry Lindahl Feb 26, 2012.

USERS OF MORE THAN ONE CAPO

Hi everyone, and Daniel in particular. I have started several discussions in other groups regarding my own particular quest with capos and altered tunings. But to summarize, I developed a series of…Continue

Started by David Lesak. Last reply by Arlie Box Dec 20, 2011.

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Comment by David Lesak on April 27, 2010 at 11:48am
Hi Edward, I sometimes wish I had started off that way. I know that many early electric blues players started off with the only strings then available, which tended to be heavy guage. That made for both finger strength and improved tone. But for my electric playing I often go for a more legato style, and I know that there are players around who can still play that stuff even with 012, such as Scott Henderson, but I feel hampered by that, both on the electric and the acoustic. As I said, my fingers have toughened up somewhat, so that I can handle 012s on an acoustic guitar, but it is pretty useless for a two handed style which I also sometimes employ, and want to do far more in the future. I don't think that players worried so much about setups in those days, I can remember registering considerable surprise when I saw how Jeff Beck for example had has Strats set up - the action looked way high.....David
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 27, 2010 at 7:48am
Steve,
I have the NS capos too and I love it, but the rubber fell off on one of mine...
All I have to do is superglue it back on...

David,
Yes, I play mostly acoustic guitar, but ocasionaly electric. My overbearing acoustic playing hand works fine on my 12 string electric, but kept throwing my Les Paul into a higher pitch when I grabbed a chord...a little heavier gauge string and a wound "G" took care of that. I read that the guitarists in The Doobie Brothers used heavy gauge strings on an ES335 in the early days! Wow, I bet that was hard to set up! Edward
Comment by Daniel Cooper on April 27, 2010 at 5:38am
Elixir,.....need I say more????
Comment by Daniel Cooper on April 27, 2010 at 5:38am
For those who prefer a gig bag over a conventional hard case.., this is the ticket.
http://www.reunionblues.com/home.html
Comment by Steve Cartwright on April 23, 2010 at 5:09pm
I just got me a Planet Waves NS capo. I’m really impressed with it so far. There is no rattling when I use it compared to the Kyser capo. Thanks Daniel for the suggestion.
Comment by David Lesak on April 20, 2010 at 5:34am
I've been playing around 30 years too Edward, but most of that time has been spent exploring the electric guitar, which in many ways is a different beast. It has taken me a considerable amount of time to develop the necessary finger strength to be able to play steel string acoustic at all, but I must admit that in terms of technique I still cannot express myself with the same fluidity on the acoustic as I can with the electric. But I am determined that is going to change. I think the key issue for me is the difference in string guage - to be able to get the same subtle nuances such as tapping additional notes to chords and harmonies with fingers of the picking hand requires considerably greater effort and physical force on the acoustic. And it hurts my fingers, which it never did with 009 or 010 guage strings on my electrics....and tunings such as the one I just outlined also add tension to the strings, making it even tougher.

David
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 20, 2010 at 5:02am
You bet, the more time I spend in the NEWB Group the more I learn...and I have been playing for 30 years! You all who have just begun to play look at everything with new eyes and a lot of us have old eyes that can be blind! Sounds like a song subject! So, keep asking questions and challenging us to think! And keep letting us know what you hear and experience so we can learn from it! Edward
Comment by David Lesak on April 20, 2010 at 4:36am
Thank you Edward - I am honoured by your comment, I think this is about sharing and growing as a community, and I want to participate in both :)

David
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 20, 2010 at 4:15am
Welcome David...Newbie or not...we will learn from you!
Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm
Comment by David Lesak on April 20, 2010 at 3:35am
Hi everyone, thank you for allowing me to join this group. As a newbie, forgive me for saying so, but even with the relatively few posts, I can see that eventually if everyone just posts comments rather than start discussions, there will be no threads to follow, and perhaps questions will simply go unanswered due to it being so difficult to ascertain the order of the posts. Even now, one does not know where to reply. A case in point is Daniel Cooper's comment about using more than one capo. So I am going to start the first discussion now....
David
 

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